RMF 1:35 Tiger I
Rye Field Model brings us its next release, an ambitious Tiger I Aufs.E Sd.Kfz 181 with a completely modeled interior. The level of detail is astounding and is complimented by included photo etch. The suggested paint scheme is for Panzer Abteilung 503 Tigers on the Eastern Front in 1943. Relevant decals are included.
Tiger Model has release a 1:35 scale kit of the modern French AMX 10RCR. Ostensibly a light reconnaissance vehicle, this version comes with some serious fire power and is designated a tank destroyer. Tiger Model has also included a surprise bonus "egg" plane kit as a gift that goes with their models. These will be available while supplies last.
The kit is quite impressive with a freely rotating turret, hatches that open and close, and spinning wheels. The styrene parts come in 5 sprues and are highly detailed. The tires and poly caps are made of soft rubber. Included are: 1 small PE fret; a sprue of clear parts; a two-piece hull shell, a two-piece turret shell; a length of wire rope; and a small decal sheet of markings for 2 vehicles.
The Medium Mark A Whippet was a British tank of the First World War. It was intended to complement the slower British heavy tanks by using its relative mobility and speed in exploiting any break in the enemy lines. Designed by Sir William Tritton, the Whippet was first produced in 1917. They first went into action in March 1918. Whippets later took part in several of the British Army's postwar actions, notably in Ireland, North Russia and Manchuria.
Takom's new kit features moving wheels, super easy-to-assemble snap-together indy-link movable tracks, photo etch detail parts, and decals for 8 versions, including British, German, and Russian vehicles. Other features are hatches that can be posed open or closed, and four Hotchkiss .303 machine guns.
Takom presents the Feldumschlaggerat Fug 2.5t heavy forklift of the modern German army, the Bundeswehr. The kit has multi-piece cabs with seats, operator's controls, separate inner doors (the doors can be posed open or closed), detailed chassis, driveline and exhaust with rubber tires and spare with rack, steerable and workable wheels, jerry cans, basket, separately molded tools and equipment, filigree accents, clear parts for windows and lights, and photo etch parts. Decals and markings for four utility vehicles (Crane, Dozer, Forklift Short and Forklift Long).
Rye Field Model is a new manufacturer whose debut kit is the Tiger I Aufs.E Sd.Kfz 181 (Initial Production, Early 1943 North African Front/Tunisia). This kit has generated a lot of interest with its high detail, crisp and very clean styrene components. Included are a braided copper tow cable, photo etch, workable tracks, and decals with D.A.K. markings.
Between 1953 and 1965, about 1500 T-10 tanks were produced by the Soviet Union. The last version of T-10 tank and also the version with most modifications - T-10M, started its service in 1957. T-10M had a crew of 4. Its combat weight was 51t. It was powered by a 750hp V-12-6 supercharged diesel engine. It was fitted with a 122mm M-62-T2 (2A17) rifled gun; its secondary weapon was a 14.5mm KPVT coaxial machine gun and an anti-aircraft machine gun. The loader and commander were supplied with infrared night vision equipment. The tank was equipped with an NBC protection system.
MENG’s brand new TS-018 1/35 scale Soviet T-10M Heavy Tank plastic model kit is exactly a replica of this most feared Soviet heavy tank. This kit is 305mm long and 97mm wide. Its typical exteriors inherited from Joseph Stalin heavy tanks are realistically replicated. Many details of the real vehicle are perfectly represented, like the front hull structure, the "turtle shell" turret and the long barrel. During the Cold War, T-10Ms pointed their barrels at the NATO AFVs on the other side of the Iron Curtain. However, they didn’t get any chance to fight with NATO tanks and finally retired from service in 1993. They only participated in the Operation Danube in the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
West Germany developed its Leopard 2 main battle tank after the failure of joint development of MBT-70/ KPz70 tank with the United States. The Leopard 2 first entered service in 1979. It got through several modifications during production. The fifth batch of Leopard 2 tanks produced since 1985 were designated as Leopard 2 A4. When Germany finished the production of all eight batches in 1992, a total of 2125 Leopard 2s were produced. Leopard 2 is universally recognized as one of the best and most balanced main battle tanks today. It is the primary equipment of 16 countries in the world.
The combat weight of the Leopard 2 A4 MBT is 55t. It’s fitted with a Rheinmetall 120mm L/44 smoothbore gun and a digital fire control computer. It’s powered by a 1500hp MTU MB873 diesel engine. Its maximum speed is up to 72km/h.
KIT INFO: This 1/35 scale German Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A4 plastic model kit precisely represents the exterior features of a fifth batch tank. Options of tanks of different batches are available with optional parts in the kit. Side skirts can be built in the rail transport option. Easy-to-assemble cement-free workable tracks and movable suspension are provided. Clear lights, periscopes and optical equipment are provided. Precision PE parts and mirror film are included. Length: 275.5mm Width: 108mm
Legend Productions continues to deliver exemplary resin and photo-etch upgrade kits for your models. Hornet Hobbies just took delivery of a large number of their kits. Here are some examples.
First off (and pictured above) is the LF1284 Stowage set for the Canadian Leopard C2 (MEXAS)!
This stowage set for 1:35 Canadian Leopard C2 and C2 MEXAS kits includes 16 Water Bottles, Printed MRE and Emirates Water Boxes, gas and ammo cans, a cooler, duffel, jacket and binoculars, as well as several other items.
Pictured above: LF1269 M48A3 Vietnam Stowage set II
This kit comes with 109 Resin parts, which include: 8 * 40mm Bofors Ammunition box – 4 * 20mm Ammo Box MK.1 – Open/Closed Mermite Food Containers – 5 * Authentically Depicted C-ration Box – Various Ammo Boxes, etc.
Pictured above: LF1268 M48A3 Mantlet & AN/VSS-1 Searchlight set
For Dragon 1/35 M48A3 Smart Kits 3544 or 3546
The fabric mantlet cover and it distinctive concertina shaped gun sleeve as well as the AN/VSS-1 Searchlight made out of 9 Resin and 20 PE parts.
Another new arrival from Panda-Hobby Models is the Oshkosh MRAP M-ATV with CROW II RWS
- Scale: 1:35
- Kit No: 35007
- Styrene parts, photo etch and 5 rubber tires
This Dragon Smart Kit comes with a full set of Michael Wittmann's crew (5 figures) included in the first production run as BONUS!
Dragon has created a magnificent representation of Wittmann’s Tiger I (turret number 'S04') with 88 kill marks on barrel. Dragon’s kit appropriately portrays an Early-Production variant, and it forms the important and much-anticipated last piece of Dragon’s exemplary Tiger I family.
This brand new kit stems from thorough research and is accurately designed to represent Wittmann's 'S04' mount. To ensure the absolute highest levels of quality, the majority of components in this special release, like turret, upper hull, engine deck, rear panel, road wheels, spare tracks and etc, are newly tooled and engineered to achieve the engineering level of a Smart Kit, and to provide the unique appearance of this famous Tiger.